Monday, December 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

Hola. So, these past two weeks, I admittedly do not get as much done as I would have liked, for I had quite a bit of free time. However I never could bring myself to the computer because writing is laborious and not as fun as you'd imagine. Though I enjoy writing, it does have its low moments, but then I'll have this super good idea to add to the book and its all better. I would have liked to finish two chapters this week, but I didn't, I only got to one. Even though it was the beginning, full of introductions and descriptions of people. And I also decided to switch the story from the third person to first person because I felt that it would allow the reader to know the main character better.
Chapter one begins with Gabriel waking up in the middle of this forest, having been drugged and brought hundreds of miles from his home town. He escapes his bonds, and takes in his surroundings, and sees that he isn't alone. He's surrounded by other kids, all around his age and he begins to help them out of their bounds and the very first on, a girl, attacks him. So he explains that he was trying to help, but she is unresponsive. After a while Gabriel starts hearing the sound of what sounds like footsteps all around them and the howling of wolves about to begin there hunt. Many of the kids are still bound and there is an argument about staying to help the other kids. Gabriel wants to stay and help the others, but the other kids abandon him, so he is forced to run. While running, he trips, twisting his ankle, and sees the Girl (what he starts calling her, because she won't speak to him) above him, so he grabs her and they leave. The chapter ends with him looking back and seeing the kids that he had left behind brutally killed and eaten by the wolves.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Book

Hi there. So this week I wrote and finished the prologue and I started to write the first chapter. The only trouble, I had writing, was coming up with the backgrounds of characters in my book. I've written like five pages and I already have to come up with like five people's name, their mother's name, father's name, brother's name. Its a huge pain, because I end up using names of people I've known thinking that I'll go back and think of one. Anyway other than that my writing has home pretty smoothly.  
The prologue of the Book, what I've come to call, because I have yet to come up with the title, is mostly a hook. So basically the main character Gabriel Crowe, pronounced like the animal, is on like a contract and he goes to assassinate his target. But there is already someone like him who is also after the same person and so Gabriel kills both his target and the competition. While escaping the city for someone found the body already, he is met by a knight in shining armor, an old "friend" of his. It sets the place, time period, and gives some idea of the kind of story its going to be. That's about it and I'll see you guys next week.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Troubles of Writing

When I first thought of the idea to write a book, I thought, it would be a piece of cake. You basically just come up with a story you want to write about, and you start writing, right? Wrong, the problem is that yes, I have a picture in my head of what the general plot of the story is going to be, but when I first started writing the first chapter of the book I had trouble getting that picture into words on the page. Whatever I wrote didn't really convey what I wanted the reader to see, I spent hours tweaking every other sentence just to get a couple paragraphs to sound right. So, then I decided, it doesn't matter what it sounds like, I should just write the entire chapter or chapters down and then when I was finished I could go back and edit it and make it just right.
However, when I started just writing ideas down on the page I would have trouble getting the little things that I was writing now and the ideas that I had for where the book was to end up to add up. Because I would keep coming up with awesome little details to add to the book but then the details wouldn't add up and there would be holes in my story. Its like I wanted one plus one to equal two but then decide that I wanted it to be two plus one or one plus three, would I eventually end up with the end result of one or would I have to change the answer. That is how confusing it felt to me, and so I decided I would spend the first week coming up with the background of the characters and the setting. So when I started writing again this week, I didn't have to deal with my wandering imagination.

Monday, November 10, 2014

My First Blog Post

For my twenty time project, I'm going to write a book. Ever since I was even smaller than I currently am, I've loved reading. There was that one book, that really got me started reading. But reading was always "uncool,"that plus the amount of schoolwork, gradually lessened my reading. Though I was always amazed by how books could totally engross my attention and stretch my imagination. I've always wanted to write a book that would inspire kids to start reading as I was inspired when I was young, but I've never had the time to fully form an idea nor actually start writing, now I do.
I haven't really figured out the entire plot and characters I'm going to write about but I have a general idea of what it's going to be about. The goal for the rest of the year is that I'm going to try to finish about a chapter a week or every other week and hopefully by the end of the year the book will be mostly finished. So I can finish the book over the summer and maybe publish it. So that's my plan and I will post again next week.